Man in custody after shooting wife


Norbert Blas Camacho

Police have arrested a man for allegedly shooting his wife with a rifle following an argument inside their house along Anonas Drive in Kagman last Saturday.

Norbert Blas Camacho is charged with attempted first-degree murder, assault with a dangerous weapon, aggravated assault and battery, and disturbing the peace. Superior Court Associate Judge Joseph Camacho has set bail at $500,000.

This case is still under investigation.

The Department of Public Safety said that at approximately 11:28pm last Saturday, officers responded to a report of a shooting.

Initial reports indicated the victim was locked inside a residence with a gunshot wound to the leg, while Camacho was in the road with a rifle in his possession. While driving to the scene, officers noticed a shirtless man, standing under a street light on Anonas Drive with a rifle seemingly pointed in their direction.

Once officers took cover, they were no longer able to pinpoint the suspect’s whereabouts. An ambulance was dispatched to the scene but was unable to gain access to the residence, as the suspect had not yet been apprehended. Officers located Camacho a short time later across from the scene in a small concrete home. He was taken into custody without incident.

The victim, later identified as Camacho’s wife, says the couple had been arguing since Dec. 14, and matters escalated after having another argument earlier that evening. Witnesses say they heard at least four gunshots as well as a female yelling for help, before members inside the home led her to safety. Paramedics transported the victim to the Commonwealth Health Center for treatment at 12:03am, Sunday. The victim is now in stable condition.

Saipan Tribune

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